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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 07:36 AM
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There is no way you will be able to align that piece of crap. Visual inspection is not enough.
I am impressed, a Saab driver that gets dirty!

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There is no way you will be able to align that piece of crap. Visual inspection is not enough.
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The trick is to get it as close as possible with visual measurements. Do an alignment and see where you are. THEN, take the car to a frame shop, have them rack it and they can reset within an hour. That way, you have minimal frame shop costs, if any.

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Adustable steel props (don't know what they are called in the US but we use them for supporting upper floors, etc. in a building when replacing beams and the like) are ideal for this kinda remedial work when used in the horizontal position. Decent timber packers at ends and your problem solved but ensure the other end of prop is supported/braced within the engine bay otherwise it will just push the car away! Your local hire shop should have some .......heh, heh.
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Adustable steel props (don't know what they are called in the US but we use them for supporting upper floors, etc. in a building when replacing beams and the like) are ideal for this kinda remedial work when used in the horizontal position. Decent timber packers at ends and your problem solved but ensure the other end of prop is supported/braced within the engine bay otherwise it will just push the car away! Your local hire shop should have some .......heh, heh.

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^^^^^^Oh that's rich, now you are an expert HEH HEH. We'll let you know when we need advice on the care and feeding of water buffalos. Stick around HEH HEH
heh, heh.....who's we? Momma n you? heh, heh......
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